Exploring a Career in Engineering
Engineering is referred to as "The Liberal Arts of the 21st Century." The major issues and breakthroughs of today will be driven by advances in scientific and technological applications. Engineers will be well poised to to not only make the groundbreaking advances in science/technology, but will be the citizens par-excellence no matter what their ultimate careers, as they will be able to understand the issues of the day and help educate their fellow citizens in the nuances of these issues.
Who should major in Engineering?
A career in engineering is an ideal fit for a student who loves and excels in science and math, considers solving problems thrilling, enjoys revising and refining solutions to attain an ever better result, is data driven, and is comfortable explaining technical issues to non-technical people. The student should have a history of earning strong grades in science and math and should expect to take more many additional science and math courses at an advanced level in College. The student will be expected to learn from experts in the field, whether they are professors or leaders in industry, and will become proficient in lab skills.
Preparing for a B.S. in Engineering
Academic-industry connections are often critical for a student to obtain a prestigious job upon graduation. YU has BS partnership agreements with two world-class institutions: Columbia University and Tel Aviv University. This will enable students to have an advantage in selecting the best opportunity to commence their careers, whether it be in the US or in Israel.
Columbia Combined Plan Program
In our most popular program, students spend three or more years at YU engaging in Torah Study, fulfilling all general education requirements for graduation, and completing a YU approved major. In addition, all Columbia pre-requisite courses, specified for each distinct Engineering field, must be completed with a “B+” average with no grade lower than a “B.” At the conclusion of the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) course of study (two years), the student will be awarded two degrees: a B.A. from Yeshiva University and a B.S. from Columbia.
Tel Aviv University (TAU) Program
A student serious about aliyah can spend a minimum of two years at Yeshiva University fulfilling all the Tel Aviv required science/math courses with a “B” average with no grade lower than a “B-” in order to obtain a degree in electrical engineering. Following matriculation at Tel Aviv University, the students will spend an additional three years at TAU. TAU, a world renowned Engineering School, has particularly strong contacts in Israel and has earned a superb record for placing students in jobs post graduation. The TAU course of study will be in English, thereby making the program accessible to all. Requirements can be found here and click here to learn more.
Preparing for an M.S. in Engineering
Columbia 4-2 BA/MS Program
Designed for students with superior academic records, the Columbia 4-2 BA/MS program is for graduates of Yeshiva College with an appropriate major and a 3.3 average. Despite not having a BS in engineering, a student can apply to the master's program in engineering at Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Engineering majors go on to careers in:
- Mechnical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Operations Research
- Materials Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Applied Physics and Math
- Electrical Engineering